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Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
38% Detour (2017) Even with three of the big screen's most dynamic up-and-comers at its center, there's no flesh and blood beneath all the posturing. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet Pop Aye (2017) An assured and noteworthy feature debut. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet Youth in Oregon (2017) A drama that struggles to breathe life into its death-themed narrative. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 16, 2017
No Score Yet BFFs (2014) Intriguing, if sometimes repetitive and thin, the low-budget production flirts with feel-good formula but wisely remains open-ended. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2017
75% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) As they recount "the story of a world premiere," filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai take the viewer from first steps to exultant gala performance - in essence, from the prosaic to the transcendent. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2017
41% 100 Streets (2017) Though there's clearly a compassionate impulse behind Leon F. Butler's class-conscious screenplay, it rapidly devolves into implausible melodrama. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2017
86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) "Two Lovers and a Bear" is above all thrillingly cinematic, even when its elements of lived-in intensity and jokey fantasy refuse to coalesce. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 5, 2017
5% Arsenal (2017) Miller orchestrates the final crescendo of bloodletting by indulging in a jokey, ultra-slow-motion ballet of shotgun pellets, spurting arteries and exploding skulls. He accomplishes what he set out to do, but it's all been done before. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 3, 2017
50% Gold (2017) [McConaughey's] intensity never flags. What's missing from this story of struggle and glory and the need to believe is a fever to match his. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 30, 2016
100% The C Word (2016) The film is as vibrant as it is personal and urgent. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 22, 2016
56% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) Holmes' unfocused screenplay makes clear that his subject was an honorable thief (Hall never took a life), but the writer-director never makes any of it matter. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 17, 2016
No Score Yet Dying Laughing (2017) Though the engaging documentary treads through unavoidably familiar territory ... its chorus of testifiers often find sharp new angles of approach. Like the jokes they hone, many of their insights arrive with the impact of well-crafted punchlines. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 16, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) Given the imaginative setup and the material's provocative questions about mortality - not to mention the future of humankind - the movie's neat lessons about the nature of happiness and a life well lived feel too easy, too obvious. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 15, 2016
42% A Kind of Murder (2016) The story remains an academic argument, struggling to pierce the handsome surface. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 15, 2016
66% Frank & Lola (2016) However suspensefully the score groans and cries, the emotional stakes dwindle with each overemphatic narrative curve. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) With all the sharp comic timing on hand, this party should feel lighter, swifter, more agile. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 7, 2016
0% Anonymous (Hacker) (2016) Uninvolving from start to finish, the would-be thriller Anonymous traffics in a certain bland slickness, placing it squarely in the international crime subset of generic action features. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 2, 2016
91% Always Shine (2016) As the fog closes in, so too does the foreboding, expertly tuned to fraught dissonance by director Sophia Takal, who blends art-house flourishes with such horror conventions as the spotty cellphone reception that signals trouble. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) The filmmaker's questions are sensitive yet penetrating, the musician's responses thoughtful, eloquent and pained. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
No Score Yet All in Time (2016) A sweet and clever spin on time travel and rock fandom. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 28, 2016
94% Baden Baden (2016) Writer-director Lang explored the character with Richard in two shorts, and there's a lived-in feel to the portrait that emerges in the visually adventurous "Baden Baden," which weaves darkly luminous fantasy imagery into Ana's mostly aimless hours. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
79% Patriots Day (2017) Like the heroic Bostonians it celebrates, civilians and law enforcement both, Peter Berg's Patriots Day gets the job done. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2016
71% No Pay, Nudity (2016) Winningly bittersweet despite its frustratingly slight lapses. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 11, 2016
69% Dark Night (2016) At its strongest, Dark Night taps into the emptiness, hurt and longing beneath the pings and swipes of our "connected" world. But for all its artfulness, the film doesn't shed light so much as push buttons. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2016
0% Life on the Line (2016) Life may be on the line, but it's in short supply on the screen. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2016
84% The Ivory Game (2016) The cameras avoid the goriest angles of the mutilated animals, but the horror is amplified as the film moves from the savannas of Kenya and Tanzania to display windows in Hong Kong showcasing carved ivory curios. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
94% Gimme Danger (2016) "Gimme Danger" is essentially a family album assembled by an enamored outsider. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet Chief Zabu (2016) This resourceful low-budget picture could have gone deeper, but within its brief running time manages to send up materialism, groupthink, celebrity worship and political posturing. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 27, 2016
No Score Yet Shangri-La Suite (2016) Though the movie's well cast, its central story rarely shakes off the derivative cloak to become involving. But Ron Livingston's turn as a sorrowful Elvis Presley is a quiet revelation. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
80% Theo Who Lived (2016) Schisgall's interviews with her enrich the portrait of Padnos, but it's the journo's open gaze and natural inquisitiveness, his refusal to merely demonize his abusers, that give the film its discomforting power. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet The Remake (2016) It would be nice to applaud Lynne Alana Delaney's creativity, but the result is so ham-handed and unconvincing that it's far easier to wish she'd enlisted more help in realizing her vanity project. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2016) Terrifically engaging. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2016
14% Autumn Lights (2016) Mistaking moody poses for storytelling, the Iceland-set "Autumn Lights" gathers an international assortment of insufferable ciphers in a remote coastal town. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) As heartfelt and personal as the story is, much of it feels like standard teen angst. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
29% The Whole Truth (2016) [W]hat might have been a tantalizing whodunit about the less-than-gleaming gears of justice ... is instead a curiously uninvolving exercise in procedure. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2016
95% Little Sister (2016) Flirting with sitcommy high jinks, Clark instead gives us a bittersweet cocktail of soul-weary defeat and unassuming vigor. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2016
100% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) If this adulatory "American Masters" production elides certain chapters of Angelou's biography, it nonetheless offers ample evidence of her commanding intensity and of her importance as an unwavering voice of the black experience. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
42% London Town (2016) The raw vigor and protest of punk get co-opted by the movie's coming-of-age story; it's not the heartfelt sweetness that's the chief problem, but how run-of-the-mill and derivative the plot is. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2016
No Score Yet Thank You for Your Service (2016) Tom Donahue's moving work of advocacy journalism draws on a range of experts on the military and its mental health crisis, but it's the first-person chronicles of the walking wounded that give the documentary its urgency and power. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
25% 37 (2016) As Grasten strains to connect the unhappy lot to the Genovese myth, convincing drama flickers out of reach. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
100% As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016) Director Leyla Bouzid may struggle to shape her narrative in the final reels, but through most of its running time her first feature pulses with in-the-moment vitality. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
No Score Yet The Last Film Festival (2016) The desultory finished product would be unwatchable if not for the grounding presence of the two leads and JoBeth Williams' supporting turn. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016
91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Holm assumes the audience requires ample evidence of Ove's goodness, and the film loses its footing in backstory melodrama. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 30, 2016
38% Come What May (2016) With its old-fashioned gloss, the incident-packed story proves only mildly engaging and finally has little to say. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
31% Masterminds (2016) Leads Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis bolster the hit-and-miss story with soulful goofiness. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2016
98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Stunning stylized visuals, girl power and a strong rooting interest fuel a wonderfully old-fashioned tale. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 28, 2016
No Score Yet The Journey Is the Destination (2016) For too much of its running time, Bronwen Hughes' feature feels more like a hyper-ebullient travelogue than a biographical portrait of an extraordinary young man. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016) A guns-and-sex comedy that fires blanks on all fronts. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
100% The Ruins of Lifta (2016) A thoughtful lesson in history - and listening. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
100% Landfill Harmonic (2016) Though it sometimes loses its melodic flow, the doc (directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, with co-direction by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus) is a testament to spirited determination. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016